Our Team

Our diverse team is comprised of staff, volunteers, and members that are passionate about inciting tangible change in Maryland’s criminal legal system.


Meet them below... 


Nicole Hanson-Mundell is an expert on criminal justice policy and re-entry in Maryland. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Out for Justice, a member-led nonprofit organization for returning citizens working to reform local and statewide reentry policies. Nicole leads Out for Justice by advancing its mission to engage, educate and empower those with criminal records to lead the change they want to see. In this role, she has organized large-scale expungement events and clinics, registered returning citizens to vote, supported high-risk individuals in navigating life after release, and collaborated with Morgan State University to conduct a re-entry health needs assessment research project in Baltimore City.


Dwan Burton is a Philadelphia native who has spent the past 17-years in the DMV. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Lincoln University and a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University. She is passionate about reforming policies that target minority or formerly incarcerated communities, and has spent the past six years serving in various capacities within Out For Justice, including grant management, organizational operations and fund management. She now serves as the organization's Chief of Operations.


She can be contacted at: dwan@out4justice.org 


Elaina is the Policy and Research Coordinator at Out for Justice. She joined the team in 2018. In addition to her role at OFJ, she is a licensed therapist who has provided mental health counseling and systems navigation support to returning citizens and people experiencing homelessness. She is also completing her Ph.D. in community psychology and has published research on the negative effects of criminal record-based discrimination.  She can be contacted at elaina@out4justice.org